Manager Ron Washington picked another prime opportunity to get A.J. Pierzynski a day off Wednesday. Not only are the Rangers playing a day game after a night game, but they are off Thursday. Pierzynski will get two days off while missing only one game ahead of a three-game series against Minnesota this weekend. Adrian Beltre also catches a bit of a break as the Rangers' designated hitter.
Rangers lineup vs. RHP Felix Hernandez: Leonys Martin, cf; Elvis Andrus, ss; Ian Kinsler, 3b; Adrian Beltre, dh; Alex Rios, rf; Mitch Moreland, 1b; Geovany Soto, c; David Murphy, lf; Jurickson Profar, 3b.
Mariners lineup vs. LHP Martin Perez: Brad Miller, ss; Nick Franklin, 2b; Kyle Seager, 3b; Kendrys Morales, dh; Raul Ibanez, lf; Justin Smoak, 1b; Michael Saunders, rf; Dustin Ackley, cf; Henry Blanco, c.
-- Jeff Wilson